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October 19, 1929


JAMA. 1929;93(16):1238. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710160052022

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Pasteurization of Milk by Electricity  A Netherlands milk-producing organization has introduced a new apparatus for pasteurization, invented by Aten and Lulofs. The milk is subjected to a current of 3,000 volts between two electrodes. The apparatus is equipped with a regulator that maintains automatically the needed temperature.

Congress on the Hygiene of Childhood  A special congress was held recently in Amsterdam for the study of means of preserving the health of children between the ages of 1 and 6. The opening session was presided over by the minister of public health. The question of the means to be employed to prevent and combat the diseases that are the most disastrous (measles and whooping cough) was discussed in detail. Considerable time was devoted also to the prophylaxis of the chronic diseases and disorders that levy such a heavy tribute on young children: tuberculosis, rickets, deformities, and diseases of the teeth. Time

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